Building faith on the framework of God's Word

Why You Can Trust the Bible – Part 4

How to Make the Bible to Come Alive for You:

  • Meditation activates revelation.

It takes time to slow down and ponder it, think about it.

(Joshua 1:8 NIV) Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.

Prosperous – Hebrew meaning: break out, be victorious

Successful – Hebrew meaning: to be prosperous and deal wisely; to prosper and know why.

  • Revelation activates faith.

For faith to arise in your heart, you must have the connection, the “aha” moment.

Logos – written Word

Rhema – revealed Word

(Luke 1:34-38 NIV) How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?” The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God… For no word (rhema) from God will ever fail.” “I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word (rhema) to me be fulfilled.” Then the angel left her.

  • Faith activates the Word.

(Hebrews 4:2 NIrV) The good news was preached to our people long ago. It has also been preached to us. The message they heard didn’t have any value for them. They didn’t combine it with faith.

Faith turns it from the natural to the supernatural.